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Sanus Premium Series VML5

Fixed wall mount for 40"-50" TVs

10 Reviews | 2 questions - 5 answers

Item # 051VML5

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Our take on the Sanus Premium Series VML5

The Premium Series Sanus VML5 fixed position mount is a great choice if you simply want to install your TV flat against the wall. This slender mount holds your TV just 1-1/4" away from the wall, and it can support a TV with a screen size up to 50" and weighing up to 75 lbs.

The Premium Series Sanus VML5 fixed position mount is a great choice if you simply want to install your TV flat against the wall. This slender mount holds your TV just 1-1/4" away from the wall, and it can support a TV with a screen size up to 50" and weighing up to 75 lbs.

Sanus VML5 ClickStand TV mount

Sanus' ClickStands hold your mounted TV out at an angle, making cable connections easy.

Safe and simple mounting

The mount's brackets can easily be shifted to the right or left, in case the wall studs are a little off-center. You can also make small adjustments after the mount is affixed to the wall, to level it, or even change the height. A safety lock that closes with an audible click lets you know the TV bracket is securely in place.

A handy ClickStand at the bottom of each vertical brace swings out so you can temporarily prop your mounted TV away from the wall, to make cable hookup a breeze — without removing the TV from the mount.

Will this mount work with my TV?

Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of mounts that work with your specific TV.

Where do I drill the holes?

Tell the Sanus HeightFinder™ Installation Assistant how high you want your TV, and it tells you exactly where to drill.

Product Highlights:

  • designed for TVs 40"-50"
  • supports up to 75 lbs.
  • mount holds TV approximately 1-1/4" from wall
  • built-in ClickStands temporarily hold mounted TV out from the wall for easier cable connections
  • stud-mounting required
  • movable brackets for off-center stud placement
  • includes all necessary hardware
  • 21-1/4"W x 10-3/4" to 18-3/4"H x 1-1/4"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 TV brackets
  • Wall bracket
  • Four M4 x 30mm bolts
  • Four M5 x30mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 35mm bolts
  • Four M8 x 35mm bolts
  • Four M4/M5 washers
  • Four M6/M8 washers
  • 4 Spacers
  • Four 5/16" x 3-1/2" lag-bolts
  • 4 Wall-anchors
  • Stud-finder/level
  • Wall-Mount Template
  • Instruction Manual
  • Online Product Registration
  • Stud Finder/Level note

Met all my needs to align TV across uneven studs. Also extremely easy to install.

Paul, Ellicott City, MD


Sanus Premium Series VML5 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(10 Reviews)

Quick and Easy

Paul from Ellicott City, MD on 10/7/2018

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Met all my needs to align TV across uneven studs. Also extremely easy to install.

Pros: Easy to install Center's across studs Close to walk

Cons: None

Sanus Premium Series VML5

Crutchfield customer from Jersey City, NJ on 1/9/2018

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Great product. Easy setup. Durable well made mount.



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Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 8/18/2017

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Product is sound and solid. Performs as advertised. Can be a slight problem if your wall studs are on 24 in centers....and the stud is not close to where the center of the TV is supposed to be.... But I worked around that. Otherwise great.



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Crutchfield customer from Redmond, OR on 6/18/2017

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Great, simple to use wall stand. Just wish it was a little wider



sanus tv mount mid size

John from Henderson, NV on 2/11/2017

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easy install, great instructions, nice connection.

Pros: easy installation,

Cons: none

Sanus Premium Series VML5

Mike from Leawood, KS on 12/6/2016

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I was looking for the cheapest mounting bracket and this was in the Outlet section, so it was even cheaper. It holds the TV securely and it was inexpensive, so mission accomplished.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Quality product / easy installation

DG from Earlysville, VA on 3/27/2015

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Although the mount was compatible with the TV I was hanging, the Sanus installation instructions were not available on their online support page. But that didn't matter. Most of the mounts are based on the same support concept. Very easy to hang. Access is pretty convenient for this type of mount as well.

Pros: Price Ease of installation


Good mount

Ira W from Ne Jersey on 12/26/2014

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This is a simple mount and seems fine for the purpose intended

Pros: Good quality mount

Cons: instructions were not clear enough. Had to call to get a little help

very helpful design

video-audio adventurer from New Jersey on 12/26/2014

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I found this mount a breeze compared to other mounts I have worked with. well constructed. the stand- out feature makes attaching cables very easy to attach. Two problems: the cords to activate the stand- out feature were hard to pull; leaving me with the concern that I might break them. I would of liked a locking mechanism on top of the mount; particularly, when having the stand-outs activated. this left the tv vulnerable to falling off the wall when the stand-outs were activated. not a pleasant feeling.

Pros: novel but good design; easy to attach to wall.; stand-out feature enabling cables to be attached after fixing tv to the wall are a definite plus

Cons: needs easier to pull stand-out cords; needs locking mechanism on top of mount

Great Product

Betty from New York City on 8/3/2014

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Easy to install. Comes it with its own leveler!

Pros: Easy to install and to hang your TV.

Cons: It's easy to snap off the string on the mount that you have to pull in order to get the TV close to the wall.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Fixed-Position: The Sanus Premium Series VML5 fixed-position wall-mount bracket is perfect for viewing your wall-mounted flat-panel TV at eye level.

TV Capacity: The Sanus Premium Series VML5 wall-mount bracket is designed to support flat-panel TVs from 40" to 50", weighing up to 75 lbs.

VESA Bolt Pattern: The VML5 wall-mount bracket accommodates a horizontal hole spacing on back of the TV of 100mm-400mm and a vertical hole spacing of 200mm-400mm. The Sanus VML5 comes with M4, M5, M6, and M8 size bolts of differing lengths to mount the bracket to your TV. It will accommodate the following VESA hole patterns in accordance with industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association:

  • 200mm x 200mm
  • 300mm x 200mm
  • 300mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 400mm
Note: Additional hardware may be required for your specific model of TV. For example; shorter or longer screws, thicker or slimmer washers or spacers. These additional accessories can often be found at your local hardware store.

Construction: The VML5 bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel with a durable powder-coated black finish.

Perfect Positioning: Your TV can slide from side-to-side on the VML5 wall-mount for perfect positioning on the wall. There is also a level adjustment screw on top of either TV bracket to raise or lower the sides of the TV.

Note: The wall plate must be mounted to wall studs or anchored to a brick, block, or concrete wall using the supplied lag bolts (and wall-anchors). The slots in the wall plate can accommodate wall studs 16" on center.

Safety Tabs: Once the wall bracket is anchored to the wall studs and the two TV brackets are attached to the back of your television, the two TV brackets hook into the wall bracket. Integrated safety tabs on the TV brackets provide a safe and easy connection to the wall bracket you can hear.

Click Stands: Built-in ClickStands on each TV bracket temporarily hold your mounted TV out from the wall for easier cable connections.

Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the VML5:

  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder/level (included)
  • Drill
  • 7/32" Drill bit (for wood stud)
  • 3/8" Drill bit (for masonry)
  • 1/2" Socket wrench
  • Screw driver
  • Hammer


  • TV Brackets:
    • Width = 3.0625"
    • Height = 10.75"-18.875"
    • Depth = 1.0"
  • Wall Plate:
    • Width = 21.25"
    • Height = 5.0625"
    • Depth = 0.5625"

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Inexpensive, thin mount, available in scratch and dent. [ MIKE  Nov 23, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

You simply pull the cords in the back that act like a rip cord. That disengages the tv and you can lift tv off mount. [ David  Feb 12, 2017 ]
There are pull cables that release latches holding the tv in place. Be ready to accept the TV when you pull the cable. It does not drop but it can swing from out at the top. [ Bill  Feb 12, 2017 ]
Pull on both chains at same time pulling out from bottom luv thjs mount use in my camper.I give this a ten!! [ Donald  Feb 11, 2017 ]
pull on tabs hanging from mount. This unclips the mount. tilt bottom away from wall and lift up. [ JOHN C  Feb 11, 2017 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Feb 04, 2014 ]  Staff